Recently bought an Adcom GFA 5500 from Tom T (thanks for the great deal, Tom!). Relegated my NAD C320Bee IA to preamp duty, hooked up the Adcom, spun Robert Cray, "Shame + a Sin" & whooooo doggies!, what a difference!
I've loved my NAD - it's a terrific IA - but the Adcom makes my RTA12C's SINGALICIOUS! The NAD packs a lot into its 50 wpc, but the Adcom brings much more power & finally graduates me into Cfrizz's 200 wpc club. I'm listening to Eric Clapton's, "Me and Mr. Johnson" right now &, while I'm not hearing anything I've never heard before, I'm hearing everything waaaaay better than I've ever heard it before!
The Adcom digs deeper into & tightens the bass & adds incredible slam & punch! These are terms that I've not understood - until now. My speakers have bloomed and literally everything sounds much clearer than ever before.
Wow! I just joined Ben's Adcom fan club & I couldn't be happier! Just diggin' the music! Whooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!